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Broken Back and Spinal Cord Injuries in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Severe Back Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Can Result in a Lifetime of Debilitating Pain and Suffering

New Mexico has some of the busiest interstate highways throughout the United States.  These interstates help transport cargo from east to west and north to south throughout New Mexico.  The big interstates include I-40, I-25, and I-10.  Major trucking companies such as J.B. Hunt, FedEx, Estes, Ryder, and many others use New Mexico highways to move this cargo.  Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the larger hubs of trucking because I-40 and I-25 meet here, making Albuquerque a major route changer where truck drivers can decide to change from an east or west direction to a north or south direction.

Given that Albuquerque, New Mexico is a rather large city with a large population, the congestion on the roadways with passenger vehicles combined with large commercial trucks creates a serious threat to the health and safety of all occupants on the roadways.  Albuquerque trucking accidents involving smaller, passenger vehicles can result in debilitating personal injuries including back injuries and spinal cord injuries.  Any kind of spinal column injuries can result in permanent disabilities and even lead to wrongful death.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys have handled many serious truck accident cases resulting in back and spinal cord injuries.  We have also handled many wrongful death injuries from catastrophic injuries occurring on I-40, I-25, and I-10.  If you or a loved one have been serious injured or killed in a New Mexico trucking accident, call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We will fight hard to get you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Types of Back Injuries Caused in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

Given the large size and significant speed, large commercial trucks can cause catastrophic and debilitating injuries which can permanently damage a person’s body in an Albuquerque trucking accident.  The following are some common back injuries and spinal cord injuries caused by catastrophic injuries:

  • Fractured vertebrae;
  • Compression fractures of the spine;
  • Severed spinal cord;
  • Nerve injuries;
  • Brachial plexus nerve injuries;
  • Rib fractures;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Spinal stenosis;
  • Need for spinal fusion;
  • Need for laminectomy;
  • Ruptured discs or annular tears;
  • whiplash injuries;
  • Cervical fusions;
  • Thoracic spine injuries;
  • Scapula injuries;
  • Dislocated bones;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Other spinal injuries.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries Caused in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Require Legal Representation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Three Most Serious Injures in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

- Mark Caruso

New Mexico Trucking Accidents Can Cause Many Injuries, The Three Worst are Wrongful Death, Paralysis, and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Large commercial trucking companies such as FedEx, J.B. Hunt, Estes, and Ryder are some of the most common trucks on the roads throughout our country.  Many of these trucking companies whip through New Mexico on some our the busiest interstates in the country, including Interstate 40, Interstate 25, and Interstate 10.  Albuquerque, New Mexico is one of the busiest trucking meccas in New Mexico, as both Interstate 40 and Interstate 25 cut through the city making it an important hub.

Due to their large size, making large commercial trucks on interstates such as big rigs, 18-wheelers, tankers, flatbeds, tandem trailers, and other large trucks can cause serious injuries in New Mexico trucking accidents.  This is because they are very large and heavy, plus they are moving very fast on the interstates.  This means they can pack a serious punch when they collide with another vehicle—especially a passenger vehicle.

There are three of the most serious types of personal injuries resulting from New Mexico trucking accidents that all people should be aware of.  These including the following:

Wrongful Death in New Mexico Trucking Accidents

The ultimate injury that any person can sustain is death.  Unfortunately with trucking accidents, wrongful death is very likely given the serious and forceful impact of a trucking accident.  A victim may be killed directly as a result of the trucking accident, such as the force of the impact, a post-accident explosion or fire, or from the trauma of the impact.  But a may also be killed after the accident, even months after the accident, due to complications from the accident.  This includes serious organ damage, bone injuries, and brain injuries which cannot be controlled and healed.  Massive infections resulting from injuries in a trucking accident can also cause death.

Paralysis Due to New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Trucking accidents can cause a significant and forceful impact.  As a result of this impact, injuries can affect major body systems such as the spine.  Spinal cord injuries can result in permanent paralysis and quadriplegia.  This means that nerves are injuries and the signals from the extremities and body to the brain may be altered and cut, making it impossible to send those signals.  This can result in numbness, pins and needles, and even a complete lack of movement.  Many victims of paralyzing injuries are no longer independent, especially victims with injuries high on the spinal column which may limit or prevent movement of any extremities.  These types of injuries are horrific.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by New Mexico Trucking Accidents

Traumatic brain injuries affect the way a victim can think, process information, and even how a victim’s body can function.  Brain injuries can completely affect memory and prevent a victim from processing any information.  Victims can have trouble with basic functions, such as breathing and heart rate.  Victims can have difficulty concentrating and keeping a job, and elements such as simple as light can completely destroy a victim’s ability to function.  Traumatic brain injuries can also render a victim completely unable to care for hisself or herself, and lead to a slow, painful death such as seizure disorders.

Any New Mexico Trucking Accident Injuries Require Strong Representation, Especially the Three Worst Injuries Above!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico truck accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Spinal Fusions Caused by Albuquerque Trucking Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Can Cause Serious Back Injuries Resulting in Spinal Fusions

Motor vehicle accidents can result in massive and damaging collisions causing serious harm to the occupants.  Albuquerque trucking accidents are one of these types of motor vehicle accidents which almost always result in massive impacts and devastating injuries.  Frequently collisions of this magnitude affect a person’s spine and cause permanent damage.  The spine is very resilient and comprised of sturdy bones protecting the spinal cord, but it is still very susceptible to certain motions like the violent back and forth motion of whiplash accidents.  In fact, very severe impacts causing whiplash injuries can permanently damage the spine, vertebrae, discs, and nerves.

Unfortunately, sometimes the only treatment for the pain is to fuse the spine to prevent it from moving and irritating the nerves causing the debilitating pain.  This treatment is invasive and permanent, limiting a victim’s range of motion and affecting a victim’s entire life.  Other surgeries may be required to fuse additional sections and further limit the range of motion.  All fusion surgeries are risky because the surgeon is working within centimeters of the spinal cord.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque trucking accident attorneys know how devastating spinal fusions are for a victim of a catastrophic trucking accident.  We have a proven track record of representing those injured in serious Albuquerque trucking accidents and protecting their rights to compensation.  Contact us today by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn more how we can help you obtain the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.

Spinal Fusion Surgeries in Albuquerque Trucking Accidents 

The structure of the spinal column is essentially the vertebra made of bone, the jelly-like disc structure, and nerves radiating from the center spinal cord through the bone and around the jelly-like discs.  An undamaged spinal column has the appropriate spacing to allow the nerves to not be pinched, the discs to act as proper shock absorbers between the vertebrae, and the bone to remain in position.

But when an Albuquerque trucking accident violently shifts the spinal column, it can come out of alignment.  Sometimes the discs can be ruptured or damaged changing their shape.  This can permanently compress on a nerve, causing severe and debilitating pain every time the spinal column is moved—even just a little bit.  Other times the impact can be so severe that the vertebra is compressed and flattened, also changing the shape and causing serious pain.

A spinal fusion is a procedure which can help prevent any movement of the vertebrae and discs on the nerves.  Usually a two level fusion involves removing the disc between two vertebrae, placing a cement disc there in its place that will not move, and placing rods along those two vertebrae to keep them from moving.  Screws are inserted in the top and bottom vertebrae to anchor the rod.  This keeps the two vertebrae from moving and rubbing against the nerve.  Thus, the nerve does not get irritating and cause pain.

As you can appreciate, this procedure is incredibly invasive and permanent.  There are serious risks involved.  The pain from the injuries is horrific, the pain from the surgery is intense, and the pain during recover is long and constant.  Physical therapy can take months if not years to return to some semblance of normalcy.

Albuquerque Trucking Accidents Bad Enough to Require Surgical Fusions are Real

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico trucking accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Cervical Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accidents Can Cause Very Serious and Debilitating Cervical Injuries

Any car accident can cause serious personal injuries, even at low speeds, to the neck or spine.  This is particularly true of rear end collisions which put pressure on the spine, spinal cord, and the entire spinal column because of the whiplash motion.  The strain is particularly intense on the cervical spine which is also particularly susceptible to injury.  As a result, serious and debilitating injuries to the cervical spine (the neck) can require years of treatment and invasive surgery, including a fusion.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., we understand that cervical injuries are particularly devastating, painful, and debilitating because we have handled many cervical and spinal injuries.  Our experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys can help protect your rights to compensation and ensure your future medical expenses and pain and suffering is accounted for.  Call us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000 to learn how we can help you recover what you are entitled to.  You only pay us if we win your case, and your consultation is with our attorneys is free.

Common Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

The spine is meant to protect the spinal cord, and it is does a very good job at doing so.  However, the spine is also susceptible to certain motions such as whiplash motions.  This can case the spine to hyperextend and then snap back quickly.  This can cause the material in between the individual vertebrae, discs, to come out of alignment, become damaged, and put pressure on nerves radiating out of the spinal cord.  This can cause pain throughout the body.

Some common examples of cervical (neck) injuries as a result of an Albuquerque car accident includes the following:

  • Cervical disc injuries;
  • Cervical nerve injuries;
  • Cervical vertebrae fractures such as compression fractures;
  • Torn cervical muscles;
  • Cervical fusion;
  • Spinal Cord injuries;
  • Paraplegia;
  • Cervical discectomy;
  • Torn cervical ligaments;
  • Vein or artery damage;
  • Quadriplegia;
  • Torn cervical tendons;
  • Muscle strains;
  • Decreased range of motion;
  • Inability to turn head;
  • Fatigue;
  • Headaches; and
  • Other permanent and debilitating injuries.

Neck Injuries are Very Serious and Effect Everything You Do; Call us Today if you Have any Neck Injuries from Albuquerque Car Accidents!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Back Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Car Accidents Can Cause Very Serious, Permanent, and Painful Back Injuries Requiring Years of Treatment and Surgery

The spine is one of the most important structures in the human body.  It encases the spinal cord in a boney case to protect it from injury.  The spine also gives our body strength and stability, and the large muscles around the spine are used in almost every single motion we make.  The spine is also the delivery system for the nerves which branch out of our spine and to the various parts of our body, including our extremities.  Many vital arteries or veins also hug the spine and weave in and out of it, which the spine affords the extra protection.

But the spine is vulnerable to certain traumatic impacts.  One of these is a motor vehicle accident.  The large the impact, such as with a tractor trailer accident, the larger and more dangerous the injury.  If you or a loved one have been injured in an Albuquerque car accident causing serious back injuries, contact the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We have the legal experience and the medical knowledge to help advocate for your position and ensure you obtain the maximum compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.

Anatomy of the Spine

Our spine is comprised of 33 different bones, known as vertebra or the plural vertebrae.  Of these, only the top 24 vertebrae are movable because the bottom are fused.  The first set of vertebrae are called the cervical vertebrae, and there are seven of them.  These generally form your neck from the base of your head to the start of your shoulders.

The second set of vertebrae are called thoracic vertebrae and are your mid-back.  These vertebrae hold the rib cage, protect the heart and lungs, and make up the largest section of vertebrae in your body.  There are twelve thoracic vertebrae.

The third set of vertebrae are called lumbar vertebrae, and these form your lower back.  This portion of your spine is meant to bear the weight of the body and they are much larger in size.  There are five lumbar vertebrae.

The fourth set of vertebrae is called the sacrum and these five sacral vertebrae are fused together, meaning they do not move.  The last set of vertebrae is called the coccyx region, and there are four fused bones here which make up your tailbone.

All vertebrae are surrounded by large muscle groups which help protect them from damage.  All vertebrae also contain a varying amount of your spinal cord, which is a crucial anatomic structure originating in your brain and traveling through your spinal cord; this is called the central nervous system.  Each vertebra in your spine is separated by a disc, which essentially provides a cushion between each vertebra and prevents them from grinding each other down.

Albuquerque Car Accidents Causing Injuries to the Back

Any car accident, no matter the speed, can cause serious injury to a victim’s back.  These injuries can be caused even at low speeds, such as an 8 MPH car accident in a parking lot.  Of course, the faster the speed and the greater the impact, the more likely there will be very serious back injuries.

Rear end car accidents generally cause some of the worst back injuries because the body and the spine is placed in a vulnerable position.  The forward motion and the quick snap-back, known as a whiplash motion, can easily cause the discs between your vertebra to rupture, herniate, or slip out of place.  This can place pressure and pain on the nerve coming out of your spinal cord.  In very serious instances, this violent motion can even severe the spinal cord causing paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Back injuries sometimes do not always manifest themselves right away.  After a car accident, the back can take several days, weeks, or even months to get sore, swell, and cause the pain.  This does not mean that the defendant is not liable for your injuries, only that it may be harder to prove.  This happens because the injuries to the discs and muscles surrounding the back may be slightly damaged initially, but not heal properly and cause further complications.  Other times the injuries simply do not begin to cause symptoms until weeks later.

Back Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents may be Eligible for Compensation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Spinal Injuries in New Mexico Rear End Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Rear End New Mexico Car Accidents Can Cause Serious Spinal Injuries, Including Permanent and Debilitating Injuries

All car accidents have the potential to cause serious personal injuries.  This can be no more true than tractor trailer accidents, high speed collisions, and rear end car accidents.  In fact, rear end car accidents are very dangerous because of the vulnerable position that the victims in the lead car are in.  Injuries from rear end car accidents can cause life-threatening and permanent injuries, including quadriplegia, paraplegia, and even death.

If you or a loved one have sustained a spinal injury in a New Mexico car accident due to a rear end collision, you may be entitled to compensation.  Contact the experienced New Mexico car accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a free consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We will review your case and advise you how to protect your rights to compensation.  We have the experience and knowledge handling serious spinal injuries, including fractures or spinal cord injuries, and we can help ensure you receive the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.

Reasons Why Spinal Injuries Are Common in Rear End Car Accidents

Rear end car accidents force the passengers in the lead vehicle to lurch forward and then whip backwards.  The faster the impact, the more violent this lurch and whip will happen.  Generally speaking, this is known as whiplash.  It places great pressure on the neck muscles, ligaments, and tendons.  It also places great pressure on the spinal column and spinal cord.  This can, in turn, cause pressure on the nerves coming from the spinal cord.

Many times the victims of rear end car accidents do not see the impact coming before it happens.  This means that many times a rear end car accident occurs before a victim can brace.  This creates a greater whiplash type injury as the body is not braced for impact.  This causes serious injury.

Types of Spinal Injuries from Rear End Car Accidents

There are many different types of injuries which can be caused by a rear end car accident.  Most of these injuries are focused on the neck (cervical) and mid-back (thoracic) spine.  This is generally the part of the spine which will take the most abuse from the whiplash motion.  Some common injuries include the following:

  • Ruptured discs;
  • Herniated discs;
  • Torn ligaments or tendons it the neck;
  • Fractured vertebrae;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Nerve impingement;
  • Concussions;
  • Dislocated shoulder;
  • Facial injuries from hitting the steering wheel;
  • Orbital blowout fractures;
  • Spinal cord ruptures;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Fractured bones; and
  • Related injuries.

If You Have Been in a Rear End New Mexico Car Accident Causing a Spinal Injury, Don’t Delay—Call Us Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 847-3206  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Airbag Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Airbag Injuries Can Be Caused in Albuquerque Car Accidents Due to Various Factors

Airbags are one of the most important safety devices in a motor vehicle.  Unfortunately, sometimes they cause more damage than good.  This could be because of a defect in the airbag, such as deploying too late, too fast or powerful, improperly opening up, or failing to deploy all together.  Additionally, airbags could actually cause worse injuries than may have occurred without them, such as being triggered in a non life-threatening but causing injuries that would not have occurred otherwise.

If you or a loved one were injured in an Albuquerque car accident, contact the experienced attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. if you think an airbag caused or contributed to your injuries.  Every single car accident needs to be investigated so it can be determined whether the airbag was a contributing factor in your car accident.  In addition to finding the negligent driver who caused your injuries, you may also be entitled to compensation from your vehicle’s auto-manufacturer or repair company.  Call us today for a FREE consultation by calling (505) 883-5000.

Common Causes of Defective Airbag Injuries 

There is no question that airbags safe lives and do more good than harm.  But sometimes, an airbag could be the cause—sometimes even the sole cause—of an injury to the victim of an Albuquerque car accident.  Some common causes of airbag injuries include the following:

Failure to Deploy – sometimes an airbag does not deploy when it is supposed to, which can result in serious personal injuries that an airbag could have prevented.  This is particularly dangerous when there is a serious or high speed collision which the driver relies on the airbag to help mitigate or prevent injuries.

Too fact or Powerful Deployment – sometimes instead of not deploying the airbag actually deploys too quickly and too powerfully.  This could be because the airbag was overpacked with its charge, or defectively manufactured with a design defect or individual product defect.  Injuries in an excessively powerful airbag can cause significant head and facial injuries.

Late DeploymentWhat can even be the worst is when the airbag deploys late, thus propelling the victim into the apparatus which could cause injuries like the steering wheel or dashboard before deploying and causing additional injuries.  This can also be very dangerous because the victim could be closer to the steering wheel than he or she should be when the airbag deploys, causing serious injury.

Common Injuries Caused by Airbags in Albuquerque Car Accidents

In addition to the injuries which could normally be caused by a car accident, sometimes airbags can cause serious injuries by virtue of just deploying.  Remember, there is an explosive charge in every airbag.  This is a serious force that comes out to protect a car accident victim.  Usually an airbag does its job, but sometimes it does not.

When an airbag does not do its job very well, it can cause the following injuries:

Airbag Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Car Accidents Should be Investigated by Us!

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to an airbag injury, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Personal Injuries Caused by Albuquerque Bus Accidents

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Bus Accident Attorney Explains Why Bus Accidents Are So Devastating

It goes without saying that buses are very large vehicles.  They are heavy, bulky, long, and can travel at high speeds.  Because of these factors, they have significant momentum and force behind them.  Whenever a bus collides with another object, whether that be a motor vehicle, motorcyclist, or pedestrian, there will be a large impact which can cause very serious personal injuries.

If you or a loved one has been serious injured or killed in a bus accident, contact the experienced Albuquerque bus accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.  We have handled many bus accident cases and understand how to obtain the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries.  Do not delay, you may be losing rights are you wait.

Common Injuries in Albuquerque Bus Accidents

When a bus collides with another vehicle, there will be significant damage to the other vehicle.  This is true even if the bus was traveling at a slow speed.  Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are particularly susceptible to suffering serious personal injuries in bus accidents because they lack a lot of the protections that motor vehicle occupants have, such as seatbelts, airbags, and even just a steel shell around them.

Some common injuries in bus accidents where you may be entitled to compensation include the following:

  • Broken bones, including broken legs and arms;
  • Fractured vertebrae;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Amputations, particularly hands or feet;
  • Paralysis;
  • Lacerations and significant scars;
  • Injuries to the eyes;
  • Bulging discs or ruptured disc;
  • Need for spinal fusion surgery;
  • Organ damage, including ruptures or collapsed lungs;
  • Knee injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL;
  • Shoulder injuries, including need for arthroscopic surgery for a torn rotator cuff or labrum;
  • Need for a total knee replacement;
  • Need for a total shoulder replacement;
  • Nerve injuries;
  • Need for cortisone or pain medication injections;
  • Need for painkillers;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many other injuries.

Any of the above injuries or any related or other serious injuries could entitle you to compensation for your bus accident.  These injuries are very expensive and may result in significant financial burdens on you and your family.  If you or a loved one has sustained any of the above injuries or have been disabled and unable to return to work after a bus accident, contact an experienced Albuquerque bus accident attorney today!

The Experienced Choice for Bus Accident Litigation: The Caruso Law Offices, P.C.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an Albuquerque bus accident, call the experienced Albuquerque bus accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Bicyclist Hit by Car: Albuquerque Bicycle Accident Attorney Explains Common Causes and Injuries

- Mark Caruso

Albuquerque Bicycle Accidents Can Cause Serious Injuries or Death

Many people ride bicycles on a daily basis.  Whether to commute to work, for exercise, or for pure leisure, more and more people are taking to the roads on bicycles.  However, roadways are also becoming more and more crowded due to the increasing number of motor vehicles on the roadways.  This also increases the risk of a collision between a motor vehicle driver and a bicyclist.  There are many laudable initiates such as the share the road program to bring awareness to this growing issue.

But bicycle accidents involving motor vehicles will still happen.  And they are dangerous.  Bicyclists, like motorcyclists, are without the protections of other motor vehicles such as airbags, seat belts, or even just the basic metal shell of other vehicles.  Bicyclists are also smaller in profile and more difficult to spot, particularly during inclement weather or at night.  When there is a bicycle accident with another motor vehicle, it is very likely that the bicyclists will suffer serious personal injuries or death.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, please contact the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. for a FREE consultations by calling (505) 883-5000.  We have handled many motor vehicle and bicycle accidents, and understand how to protect your rights to get you the compensation you may be entitled to.

Common Causes of Albuquerque Bicycle Accidents

There are several common causes of bicycle accidents with motor vehicles, most of them are preventable and thus caused by negligence.  Some common causes of bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Failure to check mirrors before turning;
  • Failure to yield to bicyclist;
  • Failure to see bicyclist on roadway due to small size;
  • Difficulty gauging the speed and distance of a bicyclist;
  • Running a stop sign or red light;
  • Speeding and unable to stop in time;
  • Following a bicyclist too closely;
  • Failing to provide enough space between the motor vehicle and the bicyclist when overtaking;
  • Pulling out of a driveway without checking both sides for a bicyclists; and
  • Many other causes.

Common Injuries Caused in a Albuquerque Bicycle Accident

Due to the inherent lack of safety protections, bicycle accidents with motor vehicles almost always cause serious personal injuries, even at low speeds.  Some common injuries caused by bicycle accidents include the following:

  • Broken bones;
  • Nerve damage or injuries;
  • Organ damage, particularly liver, spleen, or kidney lacerations or ruptures;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Deep lacerations leaving permanent scars;
  • Torn muscles, tendons, or ligaments, including in the shoulder or knee;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Back injuries, particularly to the lower back (lumbar) or neck (cervical);
  • Paralysis;
  • Permanent disfigurement;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Many other injuries.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Bicycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Albuquerque bicycle accident, call the experienced Albuquerque bicycle accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.

Common Types of Injuries in an Albuquerque Car Accident

- Mark Caruso

Injuries or Death in Albuquerque Car Accidents

Car accidents can be very violent events.  These large boxes of metal can collide at high speeds which can twist and bend metal, and tear apart thick rubber tires.  It is no surprise that any individuals inside of these motor vehicles can be seriously injured, maimed, or killed.  Even at low speeds car accidents can cause debilitating injuries to the most sensitive and prone areas of our bodies, such as the lower back or neck.

Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys have handled some very serious and deadly car accident.  We have a strong knowledge base not only on the law, but also on the medicine to help explain a car accident victim’s injuries to the judge or jury.  We understand how devastating it can be for a family to have a member seriously injured or killed as a result of a car accident, and we help take the burden of worrying about the law off the victim’s shoulders and onto ours so the victim can focus on healing.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident, please contact us today for a FREE consultation by dialing (505) 883-5000.

Most Common Types of Injuries in Albuquerque Car Accidents

There are many different types of potential injuries which could occur in any car accident.  Generally, the higher the speed and the larger the vehicles involved, the worse the injuries following a car accident.  This is why tractor trailer truck accidents, semi accidents, or other large, commercial trucking accidents on interstates or highways are some of the most catastrophic motor vehicle accidents.

The most common types of injuries in car accidents are the following:

  • Whip lash injuries;
  • Broken bones (particularly in the feet, hands, or ribs);
  • Lacerations, cuts, abrasions, or bruises, including deep or large ones causing permanent scars;
  • Back injuries, particularly to the lower back and neck (cervical neck), some which may require surgical intervention such as fusions or discectomies;
  • Burning injuries, especially in truck accidents due to chemicals being transported;
  • Torn rotator cuffs or shoulder injuries, usually due to seatbelts;
  • Spinal cord injuries;
  • Torn or damaged knee cartilage or ligaments, including the meniscus, ACL, LCL, PCL, MCL;
  • Nerve damage;
  • Brachial plexus injuries;
  • Traumatic brain injuries;
  • Broken bones in the limbs, like the legs (femur) or arms (humerus);
  • Post-concussion injuries;
  • Airbag injuries, including broken nose or loss of teeth;
  • Embedded glass injuries, particularly in arms or hands;
  • Loss of eye or eyesight due to collision or airbag deployment;
  • Permanent paralysis;
  • Wrongful death; and
  • Other serious injuries.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an Albuquerque car accident, call the experienced Albuquerque car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000  You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.